Friday December 02, 2022

Why 'Star Wars' original 'Andor' for Diego Luna got canceled

The series will debut on Disney+ on September 21

By Web Desk
September 20, 2022
Reason why Star Wars original Andor for Diego Luna was canceled
Reason why Star Wars original 'Andor' for Diego Luna was canceled

Diego Luna-starrer Andor, the prequel to Star Wars was originally planned for 15 years to complete, however, the actor opted out of the long commitment, as per Rolling Stone

The 42-year-old actor explained, "Lucasfilm’s original concept was a five-season show, with each 12-episode season covering a year in the story, and both Gilroy and Luna initially signed on for that enormous commitment. “I realized how much I missed this job and missed this character. 

But around the time they were shooting the show’s fifth and sixth episodes in Scotland, the duo sat down, had some drinks, and decided they had agreed to an impossible plan. At the rate it was taking to make the show, five seasons would’ve turned out to be a commitment of 15 years."

Later, the show's filmmaker said, “It was just like, ‘We can’t possibly do this.

 It’s a massive, massive undertaking, and Diego wouldn’t be able to play a younger man over the next 15 years. We wouldn’t be able to physically do it. And we were like, ‘Oh, my God, what are we gonna do?’ So at first it was desperation, and then a very lucky, elegant solution presented itself.”

Andor will debut on the Disney+ on September 9, which is a prequel to the critically-acclaimed 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.